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There was actually a story hidden in that bullet list. I'm not sure that's how lj is supposed to be written.

Also, I should expand on "ran a game" sometime. I seem to be figuring this GMing thing out... At least I hope I am. I knew the direction I wanted the last run to go in, wrote up some quick stats for some folks, thought of how to present the situation, and made them work their way out of it.

I probably could have made them squirm a little more, but ... I'm still not very good at being "tough." One more thing to work on... this is kind of a situation where role-playing can act a little like therapy ;-)

We shall see... we shall see...

I try to make a sympathetic "Good Guy" character who's at odds with the party, and what do they do? They reason with him! Bah. :)



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Aug. 1st, 2006 06:20 am (UTC)
Is there anyway that lj SHOULD be written.

Remember I kind of started my journal with highly unundersndable metephorical stories of my life.

I once wrote a short story in the form of a focus group survey.

Aug. 1st, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
Sympathtic Good Guys...
By now, crs, you should realize that since we have a character whose super power is Talking To Others, we're going to use it whenever possible. ;)

'Oh, noes, bad guys! Quick, start *explaining*!'
Aug. 1st, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
Reason and Lies
We reason with him, and very carefully lie to him. Now, I think we mostly managed to lie by omission, but we tried very hard to keep from him the fact that
A: the vampire we were transporting had a WHOLE bunch of state secrets that he would be ecstatic to learn, and
B: we were also carrying an artifact that his country would really like to control or destroy.

Either of which would have made the situation much more tense. We're not sure how much he would do the political thing (take our stuff, demand to deal with the vampire) verses the moral thing (let the travelers keep their stuff, trust them to deal with the vampire).

And we're getting out of town before he can learn about either of our inconvenient facts from the prisoner that we handed off to him.

I look at the run as a very successful "talk your way out of trouble" encounter, which is a hard thing to run. Congratulations.
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